5 days in Independence & Chattanooga Itinerary

5 days in Independence & Chattanooga Itinerary

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5 days in Independence & Chattanooga Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  30​min
Independence
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Kansas City

2
days
Independence

Independence ©
Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. On the 19th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Harry S Truman National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Powell Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Independence trip planner .

Kansas City to Independence is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July in Independence, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Independence

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Overland Park, Powell Gardens
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3
days
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adventures Unlimited and River Rafting & Tubing. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Rock City Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, examine the collection at Creative Discovery Museum, and Head underground at Ruby Falls.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip builder website .

Getting from Independence to Chattanooga by combination of car and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Independence to Chattanooga. In July, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

#Parks, #Nature, #Adventure

Side Trips

Rock City Gardens, Adventures Unlimited, River Rafting & Tubing
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Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
River Rafting & Tubing
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

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